National Park City Front Gardens

Welcome to Front Gardens

National Park City is a movement to make cities greener, healthier and wilder. As most people's nearest local green space, front gardens have a vital role in this.

#WhatIf we all brought life back to our streets?

We've teamed up with the Ealing Front Gardens Project who have tracked the loss of front gardens to hard surfacing, often to park a vehicle, and the effects this has on streetscapes.

Here you can find out about the multi-purpose role of front gardens, learn from the experience of the Ealing Front Garden Project, and get tips and inspiration for keeping front gardens intact and bringing life into your street.

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Bees need front gardens!

Bees, butterflies, moths, flies, wasps and beetles – the many pollinating insects – are vital for our gardens to grow.

They also more than help to produce food worldwide. But urbanisation and intensive farming are causing dramatic declines in pollinator numbers.

The good news is that our humble gardens, including front gardens, are a real help in counteracting this by being brilliant feeding stations for bees and other pollinating insects.

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Front Gardens on the Frontline

Will good government policies for cleaner cars have unintended consequences and lead to the loss of more front gardens? Christine Eborall of the Ealing Front Gardens Project explores.


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Britain’s Vanishing Front Gardens: Are We Letting the Most Local Of All Green Spaces Disappear?

When people talk about how green their area is, they often mention parks and green spaces but not domestic front gardens, even though these can make up more of an area’s green space than parks.

Christine Eborall and Paul de Zylva explore the consequences of Britain’s disappearing front gardens and offer some creative ways to keep them and their multi-purpose role intact.

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Save unloved gardens with garden-sharing

Gardening boosts our health and well-being but what if you can’t garden or don’t have one? Lend and Tend are here to help.

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A New Threat - Electric Vehicles

We think electric vehicles will cause even more front gardens to disappear.

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